(Tailor's Bunions)


Our surgeons are globally recognised and experienced in bunion surgery.

Bunionettes (or Tailor’s Bunions) occur when some of the bones in the front part of your foot move out of place. This causes the tip of your little toe (or pinky toe) to get pulled toward the neighboring toes creating a painful bump on the outside of the forefoot.

Symptoms (can vary)

  • A bulging bump on the outside of your little toe.
  • Swelling, redness or soreness around your pinky toe joint.
  • Ongoing pain or pain that comes and goes
  • Limited movement of your pinky toe.
  • Shoe fit and / or cosmetic issues.
  • Associated hammertoes (we can also address this).


  • Often times symptoms can be controlled with shoe wear modification and padding, however, when this fails to provide lasting relief surgery can be indicated.
  • The primary goal of bunionette surgery is to reduce the 'bump' and realign the pinky toe joint.
  • The most common element of all bunionette corrective procedures is a requirement to cut the bone behind the small toe joint and realign the joint.
  • The best procedure for one person is not necessarily the best for another. There are many variables we will consider when selecting the right management for you.




Together we can explore your treatment options.

Bunionettes will generally require medical/surgical intervention. 

Contact us if you have any concerns relating to bunionettes. 

Call us on (03) 9639 4644 to make an appointment.


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